Visitor Guide

A man and woman wearing face masks walk past a wooden sculpture in the Gallery
Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2021.Credit

Plan your visit

Visit the Gallery for free!

Book tickets for Giacometti: From Life

Staying safe

Group visits

Entrances to the Gallery


Visiting with kids and young people

During your visit


    • Our cloakrooms are currently closed.
    • You will not be able to enter the Gallery with a suitcase, and you may be asked to remove backpacks and carry them by your side to ensure the safety of other visitors.


    • Wheelchairs are available to borrow. Please ask a staff member at the information desk for assistance, or reserve one in advance by contacting [email protected]
    • All wheelchairs are cleaned thoroughly before and after each use.  

    Toilets and Changing Places facility

    • There are toilets located on Level -1, accessed via the stairs/lifts near the Merrion Square entrance. Additional toilets are located on Level 1 and Level 0 of the Millennium Wing, near the Clare Street entrance. Download a Gallery map, or ask any staff member for directions.
    • The Changing Places facility is available to use. Please contact 087 117 0880 for the key and more information about this facility.

    Family Packs and Drawing & Creative Writing Kits

    • Anyone can borrow these packs, free of charge, from the information desks.
    • Family Packs contain drawing materials for children to use during their visit.
    • Drawing & Creative Writing Kits are for adults and young people aged 16+. Each kit contains writing and drawing materials for when inspiration strikes during your visit.

    Temporary room closures

    • Some rooms and galleries may be temporarily closed. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused.
    • On Friday 27 May 2022, the following will be closed from 12pm:
      • Merrion Square entrance - please use our Clare Street entrance instead that day
      • Dargan Wing - Irish art, portraits, Hughie O'Donoghue: Original Sins, 18th-century art
      • Milltown Wing - Irish art, 17th-century art

    Gallery Café

    The Gallery Café is located on Level 0 of the Millennium Wing, most easily accessed via the Gallery's Clare Street entrance. The Café is open at the following times:

    Monday: 11am – 5pm
    Tuesday and Wednesday: 9.30am – 5pm
    Thursday: 9.30am – 8pm (The Café will close at 5pm on 17 March)
    Friday and Saturday: 9.30am – 5pm
    Sunday: 11am – 5pm

    Gallery Shop


    Listen, learn and explore

    Free guided tours

    We run a regular programme of free guided tours in the Gallery. Everyone is welcome - no booking required! Check the What's On calendar for upcoming tours.

    • Highlights Tours: Saturdays at 12.30pm and 2.30pm, Sundays at 1.30pm and 2.30pm
    • Themed Tours: Saturdays at 1.30pm
    • Family Tours: Sundays at 12.30pm
    • New Parents' Tours: the 2nd Monday of the month at 2.30pm
    • Tours for the hard of hearing: the 1st Thursday of every 2nd month at 5.30pm. Upcoming tour dates in 2022: 2 June, 4 August, 6 October, 1 December.

    Or, you could follow one of our online self-guided tours on your visit. Choose from a wide range of themes including Irish art, family favourites, costume, and LGBTQIA+.

    Audio guides

    • Use your own smartphone and headphones to listen to a small selection of audio descriptions of artworks.
    • You will see green and pink labels in the rooms: a 'headphones symbol' on these coloured labels indicates that an audio description is available.
    • You can access the small selection of audio descriptions here.
    • Please note: audio-guide handsets are not currently available to borrow. You must use your own device.

    Audio Tour for Kids & Families

    Visiting with kids and young people

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